By Elizabeth Large | Sun Restaurant Critic
November 7, 2007
The best news for Waverly since the farmers' market became the chic place to shop
may be the opening of
Darker Than Blue, a cheerful little cafe at 3034 Greenmount Ave. (443-872-4468).
Chef/owner Casey Jenkins is producing what he calls "modern American" food,
which ranges from a Darker Than Blue Burger for $10.95
to a Maryland Crab Cake Dinner for $22.50,
with comfort dishes like slow-roasted half chicken and baby back ribs.
Jenkins is a Culinary Institute of America graduate who loves jazz and blues.
(The restaurant is named after a Curtis Mayfield song.) Right now he's playing CDs,
but he plans to open an upstairs dining room in the late spring
with live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Darker Than Blue doesn't have a liquor license,
so bring your own or have some of the signature peach-mango tea.
The cafe is open for lunch and dinner daily,
with an all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch for $17.95.
For $10.75, Darker Than Blue customers can dine on
Coconut-Breaded Shrimp served with Mango Chutney.
(Sun photo by Glenn Fawcett / October 30, 2007)
Chef/owner Casey Jenkins
is producing what he calls "modern American" food
Darker Than Blue, a cheerful little cafe at
3034 Greenmount Ave. (443-872-4468)